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help. >>> the obama administration is urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist. 85-year-old merrill newman is seen on a video confessioner war crimes. it's the first time he was seen since being detained five weeks ago when he was pulled off a plane with no explanation. >> we just hope waver that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> the swedish ambassador visited him on friday. the family is hoping to have him home before the new year. >>> a bizarre death between the broncos-chiefs game. the owner of an suv went to his car, there was a stranger sitting inside. when the stranger tried to run away, he collapsed or later died. he was not shot or stabbed. it will take an autopsy to find out what caused his death. >>> a show of support in the fight of hiv. the white house hung a giant symbolic red ribbon from the portico. >>> pope francis called on people to pray for people with hiv. he also asked for prayers for doctors and researchers working to wipe out that disease. >>> let's take a look at the weather across the nation. from the pacific northwest to the great lakes,
their toll. >> today president obama lodge is a big health care pr push. he is encouraging americans to sign up for health insurance, but he is also trying to make -- change public opinion after two months of witches and delays. they say it is too little, too late. >> we will continue to listen to the market people and try to focus on protecting them from a flawed law. >> yesterday, after two months of around the clock work, the technical problems that help their got of -- at healthcare.gov were mostly fixed. hiccups,. somll hiccups, some users will encounter delays. some users are still not having much luck. howard has-- dan been waiting for two months. >> i cannot go any further because i'm not verified that i am me. >> his biggest concern now is getting a new policy in time. attack nineeart years ago, i'm terrified of not having a policy on january 1. differentll focus on aspects of the health care law, highlighting how it ended discrimination for people with three existing conditions, and expanded coverage for millions of americans who do not have insurance. karen travers, abc 7 news, wa
american politicians and activists cut their teeth in that movement. including president obama. one of the things we'll look at is mandela's relationship with american presidents. both starting with the anti-apartheid movement. also once he became a president. his work with bill clinton, his work with george w. bush. he would tangle with presidents. he was very fierce critic of president bush on the issue of the iraq war. but also worked closely with him on the issue of aids. and he was also a great consoler of president clinton in his toughest times of the impeachment trial as well. we're going to look at all that today. also look at the -- really talk to some people who knew him very, very well. the human rights lawyer who helped draft a constitution of south africa. his pollster in the presidential elections. we're trying to look at the politician and his impact on american politics. >> and not to take away from his amazing accomplishments as the president of south africa, but the country is still plagued by problems, economic and racial. >> they're coming together for mandela. y
. tonight we learned more about the american presidents, who will travel to south africa. of course, president obama will be among the mourners along with mrs. obama who met mandela shortly after becoming first lady. president bush and laura bush have been invited to travel with the obamas, and former president clinton and hillary clinton will travel to the tribute for nelson mandela. from south africa we hear from one of his friends who described those final visits with the man he revered. abc's byron pitts from outside mandela's home. >> reporter: nowhere has admiration for nelson mandela been stronger, expressed more passionately than a few feet from his doorstep outside his home where the beloved statesman took his last breath. >> by singing and dancing, it's a way of showing our appreciation. >> he represents this country. >> reporter: nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. tuesday, a memorial service ke the world has never seen. some 95,000 people packed inside the stadium. wednesday through friday the former president will lay in state in pretoria, the nation's l
billion overseas cell phone calls, including those belonging to americans. the tracking picks up the names of the people the users are calling. it does not gather data on american cell phones inside the u.s. >>> president obama is wading into the minimum wage debate, as it grabs a spotlight today in cities coast-to-coast. president obama cled on congress to increase the federal minimum wage. he pressed for an extension to jobless benefits to over a million long-term unemployed people. they expire three days after christmas. >>> meantime, fast food workers across the country will have their say today. they're staging another round of walkouts for higher pay. among the demands, a $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to unionize. experts say such a pay increase could push up fast food costs by about 20%. put another way, the cost of a $3 hamburger could rise to around $3.50. >>> universal pictures is shutting down production on "fast & furious 7," to figure out how to proceed with the character played by paul walker. a california jeweler is revealing a secret about walker. walker anonymousl
white house event today. it's the second-straight day he will be talking about obama care. as karen travers tells us, that's by design. >> reporter: president obama highlighted the progress at healthcare.gov. but once again, he reminded americans that the health care law is not just a website. and he had a strong message for republicans. he said the health care law is here to stay. >> my main message today is we're not going back. after just the first month, despite all of the problems in the rollout, about 500,000 people across the country are poised to gain health care coverage threw marketplaces and medicaid beginning on january 1st. >> reporter: but the white house says the problems are almost fixed. over the next three weeks they'll make a big push to get people enrolled so they have health insurance by january 1st. john and diana? >> karen, thank you. >>> bill clinton is clarifying recent comments about health care. president clinton recently said that mr. obama should keep his word and allow people to keep their current plans. he told cnn yesterday he was trying to be support
heights, richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> thank you for the update on that breaking news. three american presidents will be heading to south africa next week to attend the memorial services for the late nelson mandela. president obama, former presidents george w. bush, and bill clinton will be among the dignitaries attending. the memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. and ellis funeral is scheduled for next sunday. -- mandela's funeral is scheduled for next sunday. earlier today, the family issued a statement. >> the leader of our family is gone. in our hearts, and our souls, he will always be with us. >> the family says it is humbled by the messages they have received from governments and people all around the world. as the world remembers mandela, abc 7 news and wjla.com will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg. we will have live report starting monday on the newscast. detainedly american for weeks in north korea is back home tonight in the u.s. we will tell you what he said about his release. plus, why a charity race invo
are geing cher, the poor arere getting poorer. 92% of democrats believe that. 50% of americans. it does s not help the republicans' image. talking about tting food stamps. >> i think the polls are right and obama has been over that gap. the memedian house hold come was $56,000. is $5252,500. there has been a drop in median income. while the rich have watched their stocks double since the day obama came into offe. on the one hand he has a fed pumping up, inflating the pricinof housing and ststock, deliberately by prting a trillion dollars a y year of money. and on the other hand we have a drdrop, and this is unprececede, a drop in the recovery. this has been going on -- >> excuse me. can i -- >> i am going to finish first. obama comes in as if he is a bystander. if he were it would ban , interestining issue. he has beein office five years. the problem has gotten worse. now he discovers it. >> excuse me, there is another branch of government called the congress. a lot of the remedies obama has recommended have gone nowhere in the lalast coue of years. we will start there. secondly, i do not
and if that happens, it will be an increase in sales. americans shopped online today. it is a different kind of cyber monday that created speed bumps for healthcare.gov. that website had 375,000 visitors before noon. this is after the obama administration said they fixed bugs on the website. they have been issues and sometimes fail to deliver information to being current company. least four more oversight hearings on obamacare later this week. let's talk about sports news. the nationals are hard at work in the off-season. how much will the deal cost them? >> it is big news. it is a good deal for the nationals. i can tell you that the manager, matt williams, the new manager is very excited tonight. -- gio gonzalez and jordan zimmerman. they made a trade to get doug pfister. city and to the motor pfister is 29 years old. he finished 14-9 with 159 strikeouts. in 2012, he set an american league record in kansas city. the staff page detroit into the world series. doug pfister is a battle tested playoff picture. it will be fun to watch. they get pfister from the detroit tigers. >> fun to watch right now. >
a delay in destruction. cecilia vega, abc news. >> all right. the obama administration urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist after he appeared in a new video. the video shows merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good and he feels they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced in to reading this and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not the only one held in nor
. michael erik dyson, you met him. so many american political activists really cut their teeth fighting for nelson mandela. >> no question. i'm of the same generation of president obama. and taking a stand against apartheid in the university community and more broadly in terms of dealing with the disinvestment strategies. also challenging ronald reagan's engagement approach. i think conservatives get amnesia here when they forget that dick cheney wanted to put him on the terrorist list and insisted he stay there. that ronald reagan resisted. he said on the one hand that else in. mandela should be released, but he depended on a white supremacist government to reform itself from within. >> and the issue, mar where? >> when will you ever get tired of beating up on darth vader, who said nelson mandela is a good man. as we saw in the earlier segment, it was a complicated situation. the anc was a terrorist organization at one point. he has since said great things about nelson mandela. i like that what's been said about nelson mandela is said in the same way the pope said what he did. forgiven
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